Report: Jimmy Butler calls players-only meeting


The Timberwolves cancelled practice today.

They didn’t stop Jimmy Butler, though.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

So much for Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins getting a reprieve today. But it seems increasingly likely they’ll have to play again with Butler, so better everyone get used to it.

I’m curious how this meeting went. Even Butler suggested he went too far yesterday. This could be about finding a tolerable middle ground between Butler and his teammates. Or it could be about Butler continuing to assert himself and demanding everyone follow him. I wouldn’t be surprised by either.